YMMV: Witchblade

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     The anime 

The Anime:

     The Comic 

The comic:

  • Cargo Ship: Sara/Witchblade? Considering the 'Blade is both sentient and male, this may be canonical.
    • It has bonded with men in the past before. So maybe the Witchblade is bi?
  • Fridge Horror: The Witchblade has been wielded by countless women thru the ages, so that means the thing has been...."covering" women in many places for ages. Especially "down there."
  • Growing the Beard: Ron Marz took over with issue #80 and immediately reinvented the wheel. Sara learned how to stop shredding her clothes, the Witchblade began to manifest more often as suits of armor rather than a steel bikini, Sara picked up a regular love interest, and her relationship with the Witchblade and its previous bearers was reexamined. It really is a different book after that point.
  • Les Yay: Back in the day, Top Cow published an ongoing Tomb Raider comic that was actually in continuity with Witchblade, and Lara would occasionally show up to hang out with Sara. During those appearances, they did everything short of make out with one another. When subtext is being screamed into your face at point-blank range, is it still subtext?
    • Not to mention her relationship with Danielle.
      • Danielle is also a confirmed bisexual.
  • My Real Daddy: To a large extent, the current book can be said to have started around the time Ron Marz took over as writer. He jettisoned many of the book's '90s "bad girl" trappings and turned it into a much more satisfying urban fantasy/conspiracy comic.
  • Testosterone Brigade: A good chunk of the fandom.
    • It's doubtful the series was ever marketed at girls.

     TV series 

The TV series:

  • Foe Yay: Sara and Kenneth Irons, Sara and Ian Nottingham.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Ken Irons crosses this irrevocably when he burns alive one man's wife and family and drowns another's wife and child just before killing them both for betraying him.
  • Tear Jerker: In the first season, Anyone Can Die. Many of the deaths qualify. Special mentions go to the deaths of Conchobar and Joe Cirus.